Twitter hoax gets all the tweeters talking

Despite the fact that the news was broken at midnight on an obscure US blog, and that the so-called premium packages included a "Fail Whale" hoodie and "25 random followers", hundreds of twits have been circulating about changes to the Twitter business model.

Four tiers: Sparrow; Dove; Owl; and Eagle were announced, with price tags ranging from $5 per month to a whopping $250.

Read the outraged tweets, and the original hoax article, and tell us whether you think that Britons would have fallen for the prank as easily as those gullible Yankees.

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